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Punjab Police SP grilled by NIA

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Jan 11 - Senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh was today questioned by NIA in connection with the terror strike at Pathankot IAF base as suspicion arose after several contradictions in his statements during his interrogation.

The NIA, which took over the case immediately after terrorists struck inside the IAF base during the intervening night of January 1 and 2, had summoned Singh as he was kidnapped by terrorists during the New Year night before they entered into the air base.

Singh, who is at present a SP rank officer posted as Assistant Commandant of the 75th battalion of Punjab Armed Police after he was removed as SP (headquarters) Gurdaspur, had allegedly given contradictory statements about his kidnapping and sequence of events preceding and succeeding the hostage event, official sources said.

The NIA has also summoned his cook Madan Gopal to the headquarters for questioning and if need be the two would be confronted, a Home Ministry spokesperson said. � PTI

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